33 Games Like Far Cry

Games Like Far Cry Our collection of games like Far Cry features other first person adventures where you’ll get to enjoy an impressive story and have plenty of freedom.

The Far Cry series has spawned several games along with a number of spin off additions, choosing to put the story into the player’s hands gamers have enjoyed a number of unique game locations from tropical islands to African plains. The recent games like Far Cry 3 and the latest Far Cry 4 have allowed the series to reach new heights of action and open world adventure.

While each location in the Far Cry games has presented it’s on challenges the core gameplay of the series has remained the same. With a focus on open landscapes, choice between stealth and action based gameplay and a game world packed full of main and side missions. Each Far Cry game promises to immerse players in an interesting and action packed story that will last dozens of hours.

In the games like the Far Cry series below you’ll get to explore other unique game environments as you complete quests, tackle side missions and ultimately drive the game ending. These various first person shooters will test your stealth, assault and planning skills as you take on the world as a single hero. This list focuses on games like Far Cry 3 and games like Far Cry 4 where the game world is much more open than the earlier Far Cry adventures.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Offering a second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to follow the story of Lara Croft and her Syberia based adventures in the search for the city of Kitezh as she races against a military organisation (Trinity)  intent on beating her though and claiming the immortality it contains within. Just the original games and the more recent first reboot title Rise of the Tomb Raider centres around not only combat but also survival of the elements as players exp...[Read Review]

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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Designed as a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise the 2013 edition brings newcomers to the world of Lara Croft while appealing to those who have played the original titles in the 1990s. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. While the island is a fictional your exposure to survival elements is...[Read Review]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the third game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series of survival horror games. The title has some vast improvements over the previous games making it one of the best instalments yet. As the game links a number of story elements together from the previous games players are recommended to have finished the first two games before adventuring into what Pripyat has to offer. Call of Pripyat is set directly after the events of the Shadow of Chernobyl (as the second game in the...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is an older game with a cyberpunk theme which blends action, role playing, stealth and first person shooting. The game is often considered one of the best PC games available and has picked up countless awards and top spots in curated lists since its release. Deus Ex is set in a futuristic world during 2052 where conspiracies and a number of different government agencies are threatening to tear the world apart as they fight for control. As the player investigates these conspiracies they w...[Read Review]

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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world, sharp gameplay and plenty of customisation. The storyline of Skyrim has very few links to the previous games and mostly uses game references that won’t take away from the experience if you haven’t previously loaded up an Elder Scrolls game. This choice by the developer ensures that newcomers to the franchise don’t feel left out and can experience what...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed II

Assassin’s Creed II continues the historical based action adventure series and sends players into 15th century Italy. The game features the same large open worlds and focus on stealth as the original game. Players will again take control of Desmond Miles as he enters the new and improved Animus 2.0 that lets him relive genetic memories. This time around players will be experiencing the memories of nobleman living in Italy during the Renaissance period. This nobleman (Ezio) decides to turn into a...[Read Review]

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Dishonored

Dishonored is an adventure game with an emphasis on stealth based gameplay. The game has fantasy type elements that give the player some very enjoyable abilities to use during their their assassination attempts. The game takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early 1900s and blends the industrial age with magical elements. Much of the game is set in the industrialised city known as Dunwall. Currently the rule of Dunwall is in the hands of an oppressive government who...[Read Review]

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur mixes up the standard setting that most open world action adventures flock to by using a World War II theme instead. It’s a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before and for the most part it pulls off an impressive and unique experience. The game is available on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Searn Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within (as part of the French Resistance...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the fourth game in the popular stealth series of Assassin’s Creed games. It is the final game that follows Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his battle against the Templars. Just like the previous games players will be stepping into the Animus machine as Desmond Miles and exiting it as a historical protagonist. Your goal is to fight against the Templar order to find a way to prevent the modern day apocalypse that the world faces. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations takes yo...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed is the first game in the very popular series of stealth focused open world adventures. The game gave birth to the popular Assassin’s Creed series and launched in 2007. The original Assassin’s Creed takes place in the Holy Land during the time of the Crusades (approximately 1190s) and follows the battle between the Knights Templar and a secret group of assassins. Both of these factions are fighting for control of an important ancient artefact known only as the Piece of Eden. Play...[Read Review]

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that lets you play as a vampire from a number of different clans. Since its release in 2004 and re-release on Steam in 2009 the game has gained an almost cult like following. It is important to note that the game version for this review was using the Unofficial Patch as recommended by fans. Before playing I strongly recommend installing the current Unofficial Patch version to remove a lot of the bugs and issues of the o...[Read Review]

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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic game world and offers it to players with a free to play MMO experience. The game is a mixture of FPS and role playing features making it akin to the later games in the Fallout series. The game is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a wasteland after a series of events which players will learn more about during the in depth tutorial which covers most of the games features and introduces the setting. One of the things that players will first ...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 offers similar gameplay to its predecessor with players again playing as Rico Rodriguez as he attempts to save the world from an evil dictator. The game is based on an island setting with plenty of movie style action within the game. Just Cause 2 takes place on the island of Panau and features a slightly larger game world than the original at approximately 400 square miles. The game takes place several years after the original but the stories are only loosely linked with Rico Rodrig...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood belongs to the stealth adventure series, Assassin’s Creed. The game was released in 2010 and continues the adventure from the second game. In Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood players will again be living out the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Italy thanks to the power of the Anumus machine. The game is the second part in a three game trilogy involving Ezio and his struggle to fight the Templar order and revive the Assassin order. Rome is the main setting for A...[Read Review]

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State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create one of the largest and most impressive games in the genre to date. The game started out as a title on the Xbox Marketplace and eventually made its way to Windows. The game plays out in an open world environment with players taking control of their survivors in a third person perspective. State of Decay is packed full of unique elements with a crazy amount of depth for players to explore. While the game has zombies with...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third and long awaited game in the series. The game is a prequel and is set 25 years before the first Deus Ex game, this allows newcomers to the series to easily pick up the story even if they haven’t played the other games. In Human Revolution you’ll play as Adam Jensen, a leading member of the security team at Sarif Industries (one of the many growing firms dealing with biotechnology). This biotechnology has the power to reinvent the human body by replacing par...[Read Review]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the second game in the series of survival horror shooter games under the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name. The game plays out as a prequel to the first game where you explore the origins and events that led to the first game. In Clear Sky you’ll be assuming the role of Scar who is a veteran stalker. After getting hit by a large emission while guiding a group of scientists you wake up to find yourself in the base of the Clear Sky faction that is focused on researching the Zone. Ac...[Read Review]

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Just Cause

Just Cause is an action adventure game that has players taking control of an agent and exploring an open world tropical environment. The game launched in 2006 with its success leading to a sequel 4 years later. In the game players will jump into the shoes of Rico Rodriguez, one of the top agents for an organisation known only as the Agency. It is your job to stop the corrupt government on the tropical island of San Esperito and capture any weapons of mass destruction that they have been stockpil...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The sixth release in the Assassin’s Creed franchise takes the series to the high seas. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is also a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In this Assassin’s Creed game players will be reliving the memories of Edward Kenway, a pirate in the Caribbean during the 18th century that eventually becomes part of the Assassin Order. During their adventure the player will get to encounter many real life pirates of the day including Blackbeard. Gameplay in Black Flag...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed Unity

Assassin’s Creed continues its historical based adventure series with Unity, a game that will demand lots from your computer but deliver absolutely stunning graphics in return. In the game you’ll get the joy of experiencing Paris during the French revolution as Arno Dorian slowly unravels the true story behind the revolt. Arno’s story in this addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise spans 5 years beginning at the eve of the French Revolution in 1789 and ending in 1794. As you would expect the ...[Read Review]

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Dead Island

In Dead Island you’ll have to explore an open world environment and try to prevent being eaten by using whatever weapons you can find around the place. Dead Island is a great role playing experience for fans of survival horror and is available on Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Dead Island features a fictional island which is home to a luxury tropical resort. After a night of wild partying the player wakes up as one of the four available characters (each with their own stats and skills) an...[Read Review]

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island. The game launched in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, delivering a very similar experience to the first game. The events in Dead Island: Riptide occur right after those of the first Dead Island game although they are disconnected enough that you don’t have to play the first one if this is your first experience with the franchise. Although, it defini...[Read Review]

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Dying Light

Parkour across a massive city while also slashing zombies to pieces in Dying Light a game with plenty of open world and RPG elements. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Centred around agent Kyle Crane whose objective is to infiltrate the quarantine zone of Harran. This city is overrun with infestation that has turned its populace into aggressive zombie inspired creatures. At the core of this adventure is parkour that takes you over the city rooftops and a day night cyc...[Read Review]

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Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol combines action, stealth and role playing together in a fun mixture as you play field agent Michael Thorton. The game was released in 2010 with availability on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game follows you’re customised agent Michael Thorton as he deals with all the usual underground crime rings, corrupt government bodies and terrorists. This journey takes you across the globe and has plenty of opportunities for you to push the story down a particular path. There is de...[Read Review]

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Boiling Point: Road To Hell

Boiling Point: Road To Hell is a game that gives players plenty of freedom in how they approach gameplay and how the world around them develops. The game was released in 2005 and is only available for Windows. Boiling Point combines popular FPS gameplay with RPG elements and an open world to deliver a well-rounded experience for players with plenty to enjoy. In the game you’ll play as a veteran of the French Foreign Legion known as Saul Myers who is currently living in Paris. After your daughter...[Read Review]

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Assassin’s Creed III

Despite its name Assassin’s Creed III is actually the fifth core game in the popular history based series. The game was released in 2012 and offers the same action and adventure mix as the previous games. Players familiar with the series will recognise the Animus machine that allows players to relive memories from their ancestors. This time around Desmond Miles will hop into the Animus machine to find a method to stop the upcoming apocalypse. The journey takes him to the 18th century and the Ame...[Read Review]

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Taking the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise and combining it with open world elements is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a first for the franchise. For those confused how Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes fits into this game it acts simple as the prologue to the more complete game, The Phantom Pain. Set after the Ground Zeroes game events the Militaires Sans Frontieres has been destroyed with Big Boss falling into a deep coma. Waking up 9 years later (1984) to a Cipher assassin attemptin...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 3

Ultimate freedom is the objective of Just Cause 3, a game in the open world adventure that continues the over the top destruction opportunities of its predecessors. Taking place half a decade after the popular Just Cause 2, the main character Rico Rodriguez returns once again to release an island from dictator control. While your journey is to stop the evil plans of General Sebastiano Di Ravello who wishes to expand his rule to the rest of this world. While this is your main objective there is p...[Read Review]

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Rage

Rage is a first person shooter that has many similarities to both Fallout and Borderlands. The game also incorporates a number of driving elements into its gameplay and was released in 2011. Rage takes place in a post apocalyptic game world after an asteroid strikes the Earth. Players step into the shoes of one of the few survivors under the name of Nicholas Raine and go about exploring the wasteland to recover their memories while staying out of trouble from mutants and the various game faction...[Read Review]

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Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is all about huge explosions and the open world environment. The game was released in 2008 and is available for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. In the game you’ll take on the role of a mercenary (in case you hadn’t gathered that from the name) and battle against a power hungry tyrant as you try to complete your contract. Mercenaries 2 offers plenty of freedom and lets players literally blow up everything in the game as they complete missions the way they want. Play...[Read Review]

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Mad Max

Mad Max drives the world of the franchise right into the video game arena. Available for console and computer systems alike you’ll explore the deadly post-apocalyptic wasteland on your quest for revenge in this battered environment. Your character is the patrol officer Max Rockatansky who does his best to forage off the wasteland and survive amongst the various warlord led gangs who are constantly fighting for resources, stealing from those unable to defend themselves. During an expedition...[Read Review]

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Crysis 2

Crysis is back with a sequel that will once again make your hardware melt with graphics that push gaming to the limit. Crysis isn’t just a pretty picture though underneath you’ll find solid first person shooter gameplay with an element of player choice. Crysis 2 will take players to the year 2023 which is only 3 years after the original game so you can expect many of the same plot elements to surface. Players won’t be exploring a jungle setting this time though and instead be in New York City wh...[Read Review]

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Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is the third game in the first person shooter series which constantly pushes gaming hardware to the edge of its capabilities. This series once again offers a breathtaking visual experience that is combined with solid FPS gameplay. The game continues the story from the previous game with players controlling the Prophet over two decades after the events of the second Crysis game. Crysis 3 takes you into an urban jungle setting this time around as players explore a transformed New York Cit...[Read Review]

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